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Part 6 – Create a Custom Template with a Custom Sidebar in Genesis

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The next thing we’re going to do in this Custom Templates for the Genesis theme lesson is create a custom template that has an entirely different sidebar. It's got the typical Genesis header and typical setup except that this sidebar goes way and a different sidebar is there. I know that there are plugins that

Part 5 – Example #2 Create a Widgetized Content Area on the Front Page

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In this final example for this Using Custom Sidebars in the Genesis Theme lesson we're going to see some of the more detailed things you can do with sidebars in the context of creating a content area on the front page. I think most of these Genesis child themes do not have any good indexable

Part 4 – Example #1 Create a 2 Column Widgetized Bottom Footer

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The second part of using custom sidebars in Genesis is the process of calling the sidebar which is what we just did. So that's the very simple method of adding a sidebar in Genesis. First, we wrote the code to register the custom sidebar and then we called the sidebar. And obviously it's been added

Part 3 – Insert Custom Sidebars in Genesis

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The second part of using custom sidebars in Genesis is the process of calling the sidebar. We did the first part where we wrote the code to register the sidebar and uploaded it to the side but when we refresh our page, it doesn't matter that we've got a registered sidebar, it's not showing up

Part 2 – Register Custom Sidebars in Genesis

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Now that you understand the way Genesis registers sidebars is a bit different from the typical WordPress way, let's start by registering a sidebar. We’re going to work in our custom-functions.php file. This is the one that we had at the end of the Introduction to Customizing Genesis with PHP seminar. First, let’s head over

Part 1 – Understanding WordPress Sidebars in Genesis

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Good evening everybody and welcome to this special seminar on Using Custom Sidebars in the Genesis theme. Tonight is the continuation of a series on Customizing Genesis Using PHP and it assumes that you saw the first lesson in this series, the Introduction to Customizing Genesis Using PHP, so I'm not going to cover ground

Lesson 4 – Using Custom Sidebars in Genesis

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This is the fourth lesson in our Customize Genesis Like a Pro video tutorial course but it's also the second lesson on how to customize the Genesis Theme using PHP.  This lesson focuses on everything you need to know about using Custom Sidebars in Genesis. We start by giving you an understanding of what they are and talk about

Part 4 – Add a Color to the Sidebar with a Tiling Image

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Something else that I would like to demonstrate in this lesson on Customizing Thesis 2 with Background Images, Colors and Gradients is placing a color in the sidebar that goes all the way down to the bottom of the page. As it sits right now there is no background color here in the sidebar. So

Part 5 – Add a Color to the Child Theme Sidebar with a Tiling Image

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We just finished using different background colors on different pages and changing the background color of the navigation menu. And the next thing we're going to do with this is to add a background color to the sidebar. But this will be a background color for the sidebar that can go all the way down

Styling Sidebar Menus in the Agility Skin for Thesis 2

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In this session we talk about styling sidebar menus in the Agility Skin for Thesis 2 by changing the classes that were added to the widgets. We show how to set this up using Agility widget styles package to automatically take the styles for the sidebar menu. Video Transcript Member: My next question is, if

Styling Sidebar Menus in Thesis 2

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In this session we demonstrate how to style sidebar menus in Thesis 2 by changing the class of the sidebar menu that is interfering the styles that we want to apply. We talk about installing the Widgets Reloaded plugin to be able to change the class of the widget menu. Member: So, now another menu

How to Add a Background Color to the Sidebar in Thesis 2

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In this session we demonstrate how to add a background color to the sidebar in Thesis 2 using a single element styles package. We also demonstrate how to use a background image to make the sidebar color extend all the way to the bottom. Rick:  Did you want me to demonstrate that color in the

Lesson 12 – Part 1 – Understanding WordPress Sidebars

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Good morning everybody and welcome to Lesson 12 of the Customize Thesis Like a Pro Tutorial Series. Today we're going to be talking about how to create custom sidebars in the Thesis theme. A sidebar is a place in which you can drag and drop widgets. In WordPress history, the sidebar was this thing on

Lesson 12 – Creating Custom Sidebars

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In this Thesis theme video tutorial lesson of our Customize Thesis Like a Pro course you will learn how to create custom sidebars. We begin with an introduction to WordPress sidebars to give you a full understanding of what they are, ways to create them and how they are structured. Then we delve into how to

How to Use Category and Tag Pages in WordPress Part 5 – Display in the Sidebar

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In this session we show how to display categories and tags in the sidebar using the Widgets Reloaded plugin. Using this plugin allows us to display them only on the pages we want them to show up on rather than on every page. Now the final thing I want to demonstrate here is how to

Lesson 3 – Part 8 – Create the Structural CSS

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The next thing we’re going to do is add some structural CSS to this and we’re going to do that by opening up style CSS. We’re actually just going to delete those colors now and we’re going to start off with the header and drop some pre-written code in here. What this does is it

Lesson 3 – Part 7 – Call the Child Theme Sidebars

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The next thing we’re going to do is to create the HTML for these sidebars. And like last week, we created this header php, we’re going to create a new php file and this is going to be crtc_footer.php. Actually, it really should be footer html and what I want to do here is distinguish

Lesson 3 – Part 6 – Register the Child Theme Sidebars

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The next thing we’re going to do is register the child theme sidebars. What we do first is create our file to do that so create a new PHP file and call this crtc_sidebars and say finish. Then we are going to create a function, function crtc register sidebars and we’re just going to take

Lesson 3 – Part 1 – Understanding Sidebars

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Good morning everybody and welcome to Lesson 3 of the Create a Thesis Responsive Child Theme class. Today we’re going to create our footer and set up our sidebars. We will talk quite a bit today about sidebar codes, sidebars in WordPress and sidebars in Thesis. To start that off, we’re going to talk about